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WINTER 2002 

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Jon Tubbs 
Manages Risk 

Women Play 
for Title 

Bryan Life 

Volume 29, Number 3 




Editorial Office: 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton. Tennessee 37321-7000 

(423) 775-2041 


William E. Brown 


Tom Davis 

Associate Editor 

Brett Roes 

Bryan College National 

Alumni Advisory Council 

Director of Stewardship 

and Alumni Ministries 

Brett Roes, '88 


Steve Stewart, '85 

NAAC Class Agent 

Charter Members 

Ginny Seguine Schatz, '54 

Bud Schatz, '56 

Bob Andrews. '67 

Maye Hayes Jepson, '71 

Jonathan Fickley, '86 

Laura Kaufmann, '87 

Gretchen Mann, '89 

Matt Murphy, '02 

Committee on Elections 

Kari Ballentine, '91 

Sharron Padgett, '87 

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Received From In Memory Of 

Jonathan and Pam Bennett Rev. and Mrs. Albert J. Levengood, Sr. 

Thomas and Mary Frances Carlson Rebecca Van Meeveren 

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Bartlett Rebecca Van Meeveren 

David and Barbara Masoner Carson Ethridge 

Lowell and Rebecca Hoyt Garner Hoyt 

Philip and Darlene Lestmann Garner Hoyt 

David and Barbara Masoner Garner Hoyt 

Jane Ellen Hodges Garner Hoyt 

Robert and Celeste Culver Garner Hoyt 

Jane Ellen Hodges Frances Cowden 

Stephen and Barbara Johansen Howard and Ellen Van Sice 

Barbara E. Mcintosh Richard T. Mcintosh 

Donald C. Ray Seth and Elizabeth Ray 

William and Mary Swyter Dr. T.C. Mercer 

John and Anna Sprankell RE. Sprankell 

Received From In Honor Of 

Timothy and Yolanda Bell John Boggs 

Frank B. Cook Jess Cook 

Lawrence and Corinne Smith Jeffrey and Darlene Bruehl' 

Ginger Sattler William E. Brown 

Dear Friends of Bryan: 

Thanks to the thousands of you who have helped Bryan College students 
through your financial gifts. Over the past few years, the gifts to Bryan have ranged 
from eighty-two cents to two million dollars. The big gifts get a lot notice but the 
smaller ones are often just as sacrificial. I remember two in particular. One came to 
me in an envelope covered with pink bears cut out of construction paper. Inside was 
a note written on what was left of the pink paper informing me that the sender (a 6- 
year-old) had read my letter and was enclosing a dollar to help the students at Bryan. 

The other came a few days after our fire. A young girl emptied her piggy bank 
and asked her parents to take her up to Bryan. There on my desk, she carefully laid 
out the precious contents of her bank - all she had - to help Bryan College rebuild. 

Gifts like these make me aware that God is moving in the hearts of so many to 
invest in His work at Bryan. We are in desperate need of financial help for Bryan 
College right now. Please ask our Lord how you can help. Your gift will make the dif- 
ference for the college this year. 

Thanks so much for being a part of the awesome work God is doing at Bryan 

God bless always, 

liam E. Brown 

There is nothing permanent except change. 

-Heraditus (500 B.C.) 

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by Dr. William E. Brown 

When the world entered the atomic age, an 
odd combination of giddiness and terror swept 
through: giddiness because man had conquered 
infinitely small particles to unleash infinitely 
large power; terror because we saw that power 
used to bring horrific, widespread destruction 
without warning. 

After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Albert 
Einstein was so disturbed by the radical changes 
he saw coming he sent a telegram to The New 
York Times addressed to the American people. 
He warned, "The unleashed power of the atom 
has changed everything except our modes of 
thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled 

Einstein's warnings are being raised again. 
Worldwide fears of widespread destruction and 
indiscriminant terror are with us. Have we 
changed our modes of thought to manage the 
rapid transformations? 

But change at the global level competes for 
attention with the changes we face at the per- 
sonal level. In fact, personal change is the flash- 
point for our culture and handling it is big busi- 
ness. The number one book dealing with change 

Spencer Johnson's Wlio Moved My Cheese? 
which remains a best-seller after four years on 

the market. Johnson describes our "cheese" as a 
metaphor for what we want to have in life, usu- 
ally personal or social goals. When our cheese 
gets "moved" by circumstances or people, we 
react in different ways. Using mice as examples 
of possible responses, Johnson summarizes it 
this way: 

Sometimes we act like 


Who sniffs out change early, or 


Who scurries into action, or 


Who denies and resists change as he fears 

it will lead to something worse, or 


Who learns to adapt in time when he sees 

changing leads to something better! 

Managing our lives in 
the face of unrelenting 
change is the challenge 
of our age. From a bibli- 
cal perspective, there are 
two basic truths about 

God does not change. 

The gods of the Greek and Roman pan- 
theons were capricious and unpre- 
dictable. They were pictures of fickle 
humans drawn to a divine scale. Even 
the Muslim view of God presents Him 
as unpredictable. Norman Geisler writes 
that the Islamic Allah is " . . . arbitrary about what is right 
and wrong. He does not have to do good. He does not have 
to be loving to all; he could hate if he chose to do so." 

But the biblical God never changes His essence or His 
plans: "I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of 
Jacob, are not destroyed" (Malachi 3:6). Quite unlike other 
religions, the true God is unchangeable and we can rely on 
the constancy of who He is and on the certainty of what He 
has promised. 

. . . but everything else does change 

Most of us have a hard time with change. In 1970, futurist 
writer Alvin Toffler made the well-known observation, "Man 
has a limited biological capacity for change. When this 
capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock." ^ 

We live in a world that changes so quickly that some- 
times we want to call a moratorium on change just so we can 
catch our breath. But that will never happen. It is no longer a 
matter of //tilings change but lohen (and how much and how 
quickly). The most important issue is how we will respond. 

Some try so hard to resist change that they end up ruin- 
ing life for others. John Steinbeck once noted, "It is the nature 
of a man as he grows older ... to protest against change, 
particularly change for the better." We often are afraid of the 
future and we withdraw into what is comfortable and famil- 
iar. The result is a narrowing view of God, the world, and the 
future. "It's the most unhappy people who most fear 
change," says writer and journalist Mignon McLaughlin. 

The only way to stay the same is to change 

A man I knew had a very successful ministry in the 1950's. 
Hundreds of young people gathered wherever he spoke and 
responded enthusiastically to his challenges. When I met him 
in the 1980's, he was a bitter man. He was still using the 
same methods that worked effectively thirty years before but 
no one was responding. He complained that youth had ^^ 
become godless and self-centered and he had nothing good 
to say about ministries that were reaching youth at that time. 

The problem that escaped him was not that his message 
needed to change, just his methods. Being effective in a 

Dr. Brown is president 

changing society means that we must 
change how we respond to it. Those 
who have long and faithful ministries 
are students both of God's Word and 
God's world. The Apostle Paul leaves 
little room for doubt when he pro- 
claims, "I make myself a slave to every- 
one in order that I may win them" (1 
Corinthians 9:19). Our goal in ministry is not to get the 
world to change so they can respond to the message, but 
that they respond to the message so they can be changed. 

In fact, change is the essential feature of God's good 
news. God's plan has been unfolding and we see the 
changes He intended through Christ: "For the law was 
given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus 
Christ" (John 1:17). His message is that we must change in 
order to become like little children lest we be excluded from 
His Kingdom (Matthew 18:3). In fact, the future for all of 
God's children involves an Incredible change in our very 
natures (1 Corinthians 15:51-52). 

Go Ahead: Eat the Cheese! 

i nange may be inevitable, but that doesn't mean that we 
should try to change things just because they are going to 
change anyway. Change for the sake of change is usually 
daft and frequently destructive. There is enough change 
going on without our help. 

At the personal level, whatever change we allow in our 
lives must be from God's leading. We are called to be con- 
tent and faithful in our lives, but not so comfortable that we 
are deaf to God's voice. If there are changes God desires, He 
usually makes it very clear. 

If God desires change, it is always for good reasons with 
our best in mind. We are experiencing this at Bryan College. 
Change may be hard during the process of changing but it 
is inherently exciting because it means that God is at work. 
Sometimes change is the only way God gets our attention. 

There is not much we can do about the whirlwind of 
change in the world. In spite of the uncertainties and fears, 
God's care and oversight are our strength. We know how 
everything turns out in the end so we never crumble. We 
are (literally) eternal optimists. Our privilege is to focus on 
being sensitive to the culture around us so we can commu- 
nicate with clarity and compassion. It is about them, not us. 

are called to be salt and light in the world. We are deter- 
mined to be open to how we live, how we serve, and how 
we think. 

Maybe even Einstein would be impressed, mi 



Hundreds of Bryan College alumni and 
their families gathered for a "Hall of Fame 
Homecoming" celebration Oct. 3 to 6 to 
reconnect with friends and celebrate cre- 
ation of the college's athletics Hall of Fame. 
Activities included a sacred assembly on 
Thursday alumni golf tournament and 
Builders Commission banquet on Friday 
class cluster reunions and Hall of Fame 
banquet on Saturday and a worship service 
on Sunday. 


Danny Reid, son of Timothy and Bonnie Reid of Melbourne, 
Fla., was elected king and Sasha Morgan, daughter of Paul and 
Carol Morgan of Salem, Ore., ivas elected queen of the 2002 
Bryan College homecoming Oct. 5. Danny is a senior business 
administration/management major and Sasha is a senior 


Christian education/youth ministry major. 

Nick Senter of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., was named an 
honorary alumnus of the college during homecoming in 
recognition of his long-time support of the college, 
which included in recent years underwriting improve- 
ments to the athletics facilities and re-establishment of 
the baseball program. Mr. Salter's family has been 
involved with the college since its early days. Pictured, 
from left, are Mr. Senter, Stewardship arid Alumni 
Ministries Director Brett Roes, President Bill Brown, 
and Alumni Association President Stti'e Stewart. 

Bryan College installed the first members of the Athletics Hall of Fame during 
Homecoming 2002, recognizing men and women for their athletic achieve- 
ments and contribution to the college. Pictured, from left, front, are Anthony 
Revis, 76. baseball; Tom Potter, 76, cross country; and Chuck Grant, 76, 
men's soccer. Back are President Bill Brown; Wayne Dixon, '64, coach; Bob 
Spoede, '85 Honorary, athletics director; Shannon Laze Dancilla. '88, women's 
basketball! Dean Ropp, '81, men's basketball: Susan Efird Bracken, '91, accept- 
ing the award for her late sister, Ann Efird Faggart, '88, volleyball; and 
Stewardship and Alumni Ministries Director Brett R 

Sandy and Sharon 

Zensen were named 

honorary alumni of 

the college during 

homecoming in recognition of their years of commitment to and support ol th^^ 

college and its mission. Sandy serves as athletics director and head men s soccer 

coach and Sharon is the switchboard operator. Pictured, from left, are Sharon 

Zensen, Stewardship and Alumni Ministries Director Brett Roes, President Bill 

Brown, Sandy Zensen, and Alumni Association President Stei'e Stewart. 



David Spoede, '78, an attorney in Dallas, Texas, was recognized 
as the Alumnus of the Year during homecoming in October. 
I 'Hand was recognized for his personal and professional achieve- 
ment ami Ins commitment to the college. Pictured, from left, are 
Alumni Association President Steve Stavart, Director of 
Stezvardship and Alumni Ministries Brett Roc?. President Bill 
Brown, and the honoree. 

Don and Iris Efird of Kannapolis, N.C., were named honorary 
Bryan alumni during homecoming in recognition of their i/rars 
of commitment to and support of the college and its mission. Mr. 
Efird has served as a trustee of the college for 33 years, and the 
couple's seven children are all Bryan alumni. Pictured, from left, 
are President Bill Brown, Stewardship and Alumni Ministries 
Director Brett Rocs, Alumni Association President Steve 
Stewart, and Mr. and Mrs. Efird. 

The Bryan Worldview Teams will be at the following locations: 

Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 

Woodland Park Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Term. 

Jan. 25 

Crossroads Christian Fellowship, Moody, Ala. 

Feb. 3 

Landmark Christian School, Lilburn, Ga. 

Feb. 7 

Prince Avenue Christian School, Athens, Ga. 

Feb. 21-23 

First Baptist Church, Hokes Bluff, Ala. 

Feb. 28-March 2 

Westwood Baptist Church, Cleveland, Tenn. 

March 7-9 

Heritage Academy, Gainesville, Ga. 

March 10 

Calvary Christian Academy, Columbus, Ga. 

March 14-15 

Northeast Park Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

The Bryan Chorale will be in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama 
during spring break, March 7-15, 2003. Cities on the tour 
include Atlanta and Columbus, Ga.; Pensacola and Panama 
City, Fla.; Dothan, Enterprise, Pell City, and Anniston, Ala. 
Alumni in these areas should look for a mailing with details 
about the Chorale's concerts in the spring. 


Bryan President Dr. William E. Brown, right, and WMBW 
Radio Program Director Andy Napier talk during WMBW's 
broadcast from Bryan College in September. The 
Chattanooga, Tenn., affiliate of the Moody Broadcasting 
Network, presented interviews with students, an audio tour 
of the library and student center, and promotions for cam- 
pus events during its afternoon "drive time" program. 


Members ol Ihe Lions' bas- 
ketball leam include, Irom 
left, sealed, Dillon McElroy, 
Blake Bonier, Josh Locy, 
Coach Morris Michalski, 
Brett Wright, Chris Travis, 
and Brandon Ambrose. 
Standing. Candi Caudill. 
Shannon Reynolds, Billy 
Kim, Jordan Musselman, 
Jonathan Little, Gene 
Henley, Michael Stone, 
Brandon Gordon, Jeremiah 
Weis, Darren Evans, student 
assistant coach David Arute. 
David Chambers, and Adam 

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'denotes AAC Conference game 
Bold denotes home game 


An early-season victory over nationally ranked Bluefield 
has Coach Morris Michalski hoping his Lions' basketball team is 
in for a special year. 

Before the Bluefield game - the fourth contest of the season 
- he said he was looking for consistency from his players. "This 
year we have 14 on the leam; our depth is better than the last 
couple of years and our talent is a little better. But we have to 
have good chemistry, shoot the ball better, and handle the ball 

The coach is looking to seniors Brett Wright. Josh locy, and 
Blake Bohler for leadership this year, and is counting on juniors 
Chris Travis, Dillon McElroy. and Gene Henley for offensive 

As he sorts through the various player combinations seek- 
ing the right chemistry on the court. Coach Michalski is con- 
vinced that his bench will be a critical 
factor in the team's success. We have 
a brutal schedule.'' he said. "To be 
successful, we have to make sure our 
bench is better than the other team's 
bench, and make the other team play 
into their bench too. The energy and 
speed we play must make both teams 
go to the bench." 

The team has adopted "Let's 
Roll" as its theme for the year. "We 
chose that in the spirit of what Todd 
Beamer was trying to do - go after 
something much bigger than one's 
self, doing something big, brave, 

Some of those challenges include 
a road visit to Bluefield as well as 
games against Tennessee Wesleyan, 
King, Montreat, and Virginia-Wise. 

But the first conference challenge 
is to play better at home. "Last year, 
we had great accomplishments on 
the road. We need to play better Hi 
home," he said. 

If the Bluefield game is any indi- 
cation, maybe the Lions are rolling 
toward that goal. 

Faith Phaneuf, Laura Smith, and 
Brook Fleming, right, eye the ball 
during a volleyball match this sea- 
son. The Lady Lions linished sec- 
ond in Ihe AAC. their highest finish 
in more than 15 years. 


Despite a rash of injuries, Bryan's men's 
soccer team managed to improve its overall 
record to 12-6-1 before heading into the play- 
offs, an accomplishment Coach Sandy Zensen 
says is significant. 

"Of the original four starting defenders, we 
only had one left at the end of the season, and 
for a while he was gone too," the coach said. "I 
thought we had depth at the start of the sea- 
son, but in the last six games we played with 
only 12 players and only two or three of the 
original starters. 

'The positive side is thai a lol of kids got a 
lot of playing time we hadn't planned on. 
That's an investment in the future." 

The coach said the regular-season results 
are "about what 1 had wanted. Watching the 
team come together. I thought we would have 
been a little better than last year (10-7 and 
sixth in the conference)." 

Dr. Zensen said he thinks the game with 
Union College (Ky.) was the Lions' best. Union 
came to Dayton as the pre-season pick to win 
the Appalachian Athletic Conference title, but 
escaped the Lions with a 3-3 tie, thanks to a 
goal in the final 15 seconds of regulation play. 
"Shortly after that, our injuries started." 

At the end of the season. Lions earning spe 
cial recognition included: lamal Marshall anc 
(osh Ray, All-AAC first team; Danny Harvey 
and Jason Blair, All-AAC second team; and 
Henry Barrios, Danny Harvey, Jordan 
Mattheiss, and Mark Ramsey Academic All- 
Conference. Josh, lamal, and Jason were 
named to the NCCAA Mid-East Region team, 
and Coach Zensen was named NCCA Mid- 
East Region Coach of the Year. 

The team also won the first Champions of 
Character Award for the AAC. Recipients of 
the new award, sponsored by the NAIA, are 
selected by conference coaches in recognition 
of teams that demonstrate the NAIA's core 
values of responsibility, respect, servant lead- 
ership, sportsmanship, and integrity. 


The Lady Lions volleyball team finished the : 
and 15-3 conference, the highest finish in at lea; 
Coach Jerri Morgan said a fast-paced offentfl 
I executed our. plan fc-; 
She said that whil 
contributes. That's tt 
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.team. Laura was named to the All-Tournament I 


For the second year in a row the Lady Lions soccer learn cap- 

Ct the NCCAA Mid-East Region title and earned a berth in the 
>nal championship tournament. 

The Lady Lions lost both games at the national tournament, but 
Coach Marc Neddo said he was encouraged by their effort. 

Coach Neddo said his team "didn't sit on their accomplish- 
ments from last year, but went out and did better." "Better" includ- 
ed a record of 13-6 before the national tournament, up from 10-6-1 
a year ago. Their record includes two shut-outs in the regional 
tournament, winning 4-0 against Kentucky Christian and 5-0 
against Oakland City. 

"Last year was our best season ever, and this year was even bet- 
ter," Coach Neddo said. The success came despite losing thee sen- 
iors lo graduation, a fourth player who transferred as school 
began, and the loss to injury of midfielder Aubre Mjolhus. 

The players never wavered on the goal of reaching the confer- 
ence playoffs and the NCCAA nationals," he said. 

This year's team was anchored by a defense that allowed an 
average of only 1.1 goals against per game, recording 11 shutouts 
in 19 games. "That" s a testimony to the defense and to our goal- 
keeper. The goals-against record is the lowest we've ever had." 
Goalkeeper Mya Morrison was ranked fifth in the NCCAA for her 

Of the six losses, four were against teams ranked or receiving 
votes for ranking in the top 25 in the nation. "Our whole season 
we were ranked in the top 10 in the NCCAA, the coach added 

While the defense was shining, the team also boasts the AAC 
Player of the Year in Abigail Snead, who scored 37 goals this sea- 

Abigail and Jenny Hughes were named to the AAC All- 
Conference first team, and Alicia Schulz, Katie Mowery. and Mya 
Morrison were named to the second team. Melissa Myers, Jenny 
Hughes, Rachel Palmer, Valerie Petitte, and Anna Hanger were 

■>d to the All-Conference Academic team. 
«. Mgail. Mva, lenny, and Katie were named to the NCCAA All- 
Rcpon first team, and Valerie and Alicia were named to the sec- 
ond team. 

Coach Neddo said he is losing four players - Mya. lenny. 
Valerie, and Rachel - to graduation, and two others plan to trans- 
ler at the end of this year, so he has already begun recruiting to fill 
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Members of the Lady Lions basketball 
team include, from left. Assistant Coach 
ert Blevins, Liz Bass. Kesha Sutton, 
or Armstrong, Lacey Swanson. Kate 
Strunk, Katie White, Valerie Huttenhoff, 
Stephanie Huttenhoff. Kimmie Hill, Sarah 
Bass, Holly Davis, and Coach Matt Bollant. 


Strong defense, a fast-paced offense, and a team that works together should 
be the characteristics of the Lady Lions' basketball team trying to build on last 
year's success, new Coach Matt Bollant said as the season tipped off. 

"I want fans to see a learn that works as a family, believes in one another, 
and worships the Lord though their play," he said. 

A year ago, the Lady Lions raced to a 25-8 record and a berth in the NCCAA 
national tournament. The coach believes a repeat is possible. "I want the girls to 
play as hard as they can play, with the bench cheering the players on the floor. 
We'll run a fast-paced game, push for transitional layups. I believe we can be as 
good or better than last year's learn." 

He is counting on Katie White, Liz Bass, and Sarah Bass, the captains, lo 
provide a vocal leadership to encourage excellence from his charges. 

Coach Bollant said Valerie and Stephanie Huttenhoff "have improved from 
last seasons. They bring intensity lo practice and games." Katie While and Kale 
Strunk are showing improvement that will be significant to Ihe team's success. 

At the same lime, Holly Davis, Talor Armstrong, Kesha Sutton, and Kimmie 
Hill will provide depth for the squad. 

"For us to have a chance to vie for the conference championship, we will 
have to be a good defensive team," the coach said. "I want that to be our identi- 
ty. It's much easier to concentrate on the offense end and go through Ihe 
molions on defense. The way lo separate ourselves from other teams is to be 
sound defensively." 

Coach Bollant, in his first season at Bryan after two years as an assistant 
coach al Indiana University, said the adjustment to the smaller school hasn't 
been difficult. "You can 
pursue quality and 
excellence at any level," 
he said. "If we do that, 
we can have a special 
season. The biggest dif- 
ference tor me is the 
facilities and the atmos- 
phere al ihe game." 

Lady Lions Basketball Schedule 

Lady Lion Daven Pelitte scrambles for the ball dunng a home match, as Holly 
Holcombe comes up to help. The Lady Lions played in the NCCAA national 
lournament for the second year ihis fall. 

Jnilar season in second place in the Appalachian Athletic Conference with a 17-7 record overall 

r -i improved skills contributed to the Lions' success. "We played better volleyball this year. We 
er: our level of play stepped up." 

there has been good leadership from seniors Brook Fleming and Laura Smith, "the whole team 
tang to see." 

*-. e taken leadership lo heart," she said. They want to see the team successful not just on the 
the girls please the Lord with the way they plav." 

.led leadership, the rest of the team contributed hard work from the opening of the season. 
the season working hard and 1 think it surprised everybody how well it came together. The num- 
t stepping up." 

was defeating King, the top-ranked conference team. "It had been a long time, since 
lost a conference game in four years, and that's the only one they have lost so far." 
aura, Randi Mellon, and Anna Rusch earned spots on the NCCAA Mid-East All-Region 
(d lo the Mid-East All-Tournament team and Brook and Anna were named NCCAA Scholar 

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or Jon Tubbs, '81, risk is part and parcel of 
his life. As a financial planner, he and his clients 
are investing money in hopes that wealth will 
increase. At the same time, with an investment 
comes the possibility that wealth might decrease. 

"One of my jobs as a planner is to manage 
risk, to get the highest return with the least 
amount of risk as a client works toward a finan- 
cial goal," he explained. "In my job, I have to 
keep my clients' eyes focused on the big picture. 
That's hard in a society of 30-second sound bites 
and instant gratification." 

Strangely enough, his Bryan College history 
degree helps him keep the big picture in mind. 
"Even though I'm not using my history major 
directly, it taught me to think critically, to ana- 
lyze, to look at cause and effect," he said. 'In my 
business, there is a need to do a lot of that. Even 
though we didn't put the 'worldview' label on it 
then, we were taught to understand the world 
we live in. My Bryan education certainly helped 
develop my ethics and values as a financial 

Other exciting lessons have been learned 
through his involvement with Gap Prison 
Ministries, an organization dedicated to disci- 
pling prison inmates who then become mission- 
aries themselves while incarcerated. (See the 
Gap Ministries website at www.gapprisonmin- 

One of those lessons he has learned came 
from an inmate named Steven, who serves as 
vice president of Gap Ministries. "Our material- 

istic society pushes us to want everything that 
the world offers in the way of wealth. If God 
hasn't blessed financially that way, we still want 
to live that way," he said. "But with my relation- 
ship with Steven, I see that he has nothing 
materially but is rich in Christ. That has really 
focused me again." 

The ability to minister is a driving passion 
for Jon to encourage everyone - particularly 
believers - to get out of debt. That's why we as 
believers shouldn't be in debt, so we can use our 
money to help others. If we are in debt, we can't 
do that." Along with being debt-free, "I have a 
passion to encourage people to give back - to the 
church, to missions. For example, if you can 
retire at 55 or 60 and have accumulated substan- 
tial assets you could go to the mission field and 
be self-supporting." 

Jon said he believes all of life is a risk in one 
way or another, which should drive believers to 
trust the Lord in every area of their lives. He and 
his wife, Linda (Menees, '82), left their home in 
Rochester, N.Y., five years ago to move to 
Knoxville, Tenn. "We took a big risk moving 
down here," he said. "A lot of doors opened, but 
I was afraid to go through them. For a month we 
wrestled over what to do, and finally decided to 
trust tine Lord and do it. In the past five years I 
have been blessed in so many ways. 

"In all that we do, we need to keep the 
Lord's will in focus. If we're walking with Him, 
we can look at the big picture and know things 
are going to work out." Mt 



hen was the last time you spoke to one 
of your college roommates or suitemates? 

Tracking down an old roomie can be a real 
blast! This is especially true if you haven't spo- 
ken to one another in decades. Over the course 
of the past four years. I have either spoken or 
visited with most of my former roommates and 
suitemates. What a riot! In most cases, what I 
found was not at all what I expected.... 

My roommate of 3.3 \ ears, voted most likely 
to settle down. Sonny Beckham is still single, an 
account executive with Humana Health Care 
Systems, and a bass singer for an incredible 
quartet from Jacksonville, Fla. While touring 
through Europe, again, he sent me a lousy post 
card. Go figure. 

My first roommate, voted most likely to be 
the next president of IBM, and the first Texan I 
ever met, was Pat Ryan. Pat married his sweet- 
heart, has a beautiful family and is an executive 
with Sherwin Williams in - you guessed it - 
Dallas, Texas. It took me about 15 seconds of 
rooming with Pat to figure out that Texans are 
very proud of their state, a lesson that has come 
in very handy over the years. 

Then there's Jeff Woodman, voted most likely 
to be a movie star, who as it turns out, is the 
most optimistic guy on the planet. Jeff lives in 
Charlotte, N.C., and builds mega-gazillion-dollar 
houses. Before he became president of Chastain 
Homes, Inc., Jeff worked for Delta Airlines, trav- 
eled the world, and became a certified commer- 
cial jet pilot. In all his travels around the globe, 

he never did send me a post card. Go figure. 

The suitemate hardest to find was Jitendra 
Banerjia of Calcutta, India. Jitendra was voted 
most likely to become a college professor. The 
last time I saw Jitendra was on his graduation 
day in 1986. Since then, he earned an MBA and 
worked several years in international business. 
Jitendra, or Jay, as he goes by these days, is the 
principal broker of a large real estate firm in 
Ontario, Canada. He and his wife, Molly, who 
was also raised in India, own Exit Realty Experts 
of Scarborough. Jay is an entrepreneur's entre- 
preneur. Go figure. 

After these guys moved out, the guy voted 
most likely to stay single, Blaine Hess, moved in. 
Blaine and his lovely wife, Lisa, have traveled 
the country with Page Net Communications. 
Blaine is a walking miracle in the truest sense of 
the word. After surviving what most experts 
deemed an un-survivable car accident, Blaine 
completed a successful 15-year career in sales 
and management. Today, he attends seminary 
and is training to become a pastor. Go figure. 

In the 1980's, who knew what God had in 
store for these guys and what their lives would 
bring. One thing was true for each of us - when 
we got together it was like we had never been 
apart. So. ..I want to encourage you to take the 
Suite-Tracking Challenge. Call your Alumni 
Ministries office today at 1-800-55-BRYAN and 
we will help you get in touch with one of your 
old "mates." Untold fun and surprises await. Go 
figure! IN 

Finding an old roommate is a hoot - Go figure! 

Fall 2002 


lives in Alta, Iowa, where she 
enjoys spending time with her 
niece's four children. Ila Ruth 
volunteers at their school dur- 
ing reading period. She also 
leads a ladies' Bible study at 
her local church. 


ERNIE, '52, and LOIS 
celebrated their Golden 
Anniversary in Dallas, Texas, 
on Aug. 3. All their children 
were present except for Joel 
and Virginia and their boys, 
who are serving with Wvcliffe 
in the Solomon Islands. 

were married on May 25. 
Melvin and Shirley reside in 
Mansfield, Ohio. 

'56x, was featured on the 
cover of the devotional 
"Power for Living" May 12, 
2002, issue. Since 1980 and 
after successful careers in 
banking, the pastorate, and 
evangelism, Dr. Lacy began 
writing western novels. The 
cover story described Dr. 
Lacy's success as a novelist as 
a tribute to his strength of 
character. His prolific career 
as an author has resulted in 
more than 90 books that have 
sold 6.2 million copies. 
Despite earlier sanctions from 
secular publishers, Al's suc- 
cess demonstrates that "God 
honors those who deny them- 
selves, regardless of the cost 
for the sake of His Son," the 
article says. AI and his wife, 
Jo, reside in Eckert, Colo. 


NAOMI GLOCK, '61x, has 
moved to Belize where she 
works as a literacy consultant 
for Wycliffe Bible Translators. 
She spent 33 years in 
Suriname, during which time 
the New Testament was trans- 
lated into Saramiccan and 
many literacy books were pre- 

Naomi Glock 

KENT and Willina LUEB, 
'63x, are serving as missionar- 
ies with "Hands to Serve" in 
the Netherlands. 

TIMOTHY NEFF, '75x, is 
working with "Helping 
International Students" min- 
istries at Florida Atlantic 
University, while he and his 
family are on a sabbatical 
from their ministry in Brazil. 

JOHN LACEY, '76, and his 
wife, Laura, are involved in 
weekly Bible studies with the 
Colorado Department of 
Corrections, at a minimum 
security prison. They also 
work with Kairos Prison 
Ministry leading a four-day 
course every six months. 

STEVENSON, '79, and wife, 
Dorris, live in Czech 
Republic, where Steve serves 
with SEND International as 
the regional director of 


JR., '80, and Patricia live in 
Crisfield, Md., where Tad is 
pastor of the First Baptist 

JULIE MILLER, '81x. and 
Christopher Moxey were mar- 
ried on April 20, in North 
Mvrtle Beach, S. C. The cou- 
ple lives in Mooresville, N. C. 

Julie and Christopher Moxey 


lives in Fairmont, W.Va., and 

Melvin and Shirley Hobson 

is teaching at Fellowship 
Baptist Church. 

MIEDEMA, '83, and her hus- ^/ 
band, Gary, live in Holland, 
Mich. Odalis practices family 
medicine and is medical 
director at the community 
health center in Holland. 

Vilim and MARY (TUCK- 
ER) SIMCIC, '84x, with their 
children, Karolina, 4, and 
Gabriella, 1, have moved to 
Knoxville, Tenn. 

'84, and their family, have 
been serving in Papua New 
Guinea as missionaries with 
Wydiffe Bible Translators. 

DARIN GREGG, '89, has 
accepted the position of con- 
stituency response representa- 
tive for FOCUS i"! the Family 
and has moved to Colorado 
Springs, Colo. 

Eric and DENISE (WAGN- 
ER) MILLER, '89, announce 
the birth of Christopher 
Wagner on July 21. 
Christopher joins his big -^ 
brothers Luke, 4, and Eric, 7. ^* 
Denise and her familv reside 
in Beaver Falls, Pa. 

recently was promoted to 
marketing manager for Dodge 
in Daimler Chrysler's 
Southeast region. Tom and his 
family have relocated from 
Maryland to Orlando, Fla. 


'90, and her husband, Eric, are 
living in Fort Lauderdale, 
Fla., where Jennifer coaches 
basketball at Broward 
Community College. 

MARK, '92, and DENISE 
(STOKES), '92x, SMITH, 
announce the birth of their 
daughter, Maddie. She joins 
her big brother Caleb, 2. The 
Smith family resides in Grand 
Rapids, Mich. ^ 

MARVIN BUNN, '92, visi!^* 
ed Bryan College campus this 
summer. He is lives in Atoka, 
Tenn., where he is a police 


officer for the city of 

PAUL, '92, and Terri WHIS- 
MANT announce the arrival 
'of their daughter, Christina 
Anna, on Aug. 10. Christina 
joins her big brother, Samuel, 
4. Paul and his family serve as 
missionaries to Belize. 

DEREK, '92x, and CAN- 
DACE (ROCKEY), '91, 
REAM, are missionaries with 
UFM International serving 
Immanuel Hospital in Mulia, 
Paupa. They have two chil- 
dren, Danielle, 7, and Ben, 4. 

and David LONG announce 
the birth of their first child, 
Ethan Lamar, on Aug. 7. 
Kolleen has resigned from her 
job as a writer/editor to take 
care of Ethan and to support 
David's ministry as a pastor. 
The family resides in 
Brownstown, Pa. 

mer in Canada. Pictured in 
their cabin are, from left, 
front, Daniel, Kendall, and 
Brenna Gilman, and Tiffany 
Edwards. Back are CHAN1N 
(ASHWORTH), '93, Joe, and 
CHRIS, '94, GILMAN; Ellie, 
ERIK, '92, and Becky 

Kolleen, Ethan, and David Long 

MICHAEL, '93x, and 
COLLOMS, announce the 
birth of their son, Daniel, on 
May 29. Daniel weighed 7 
pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 
inches long. The Colloms 
family lives in Cleveland, 

KEN, '94, and SUSAN 
SON, have relocated to 
Lancaster, S.C. Ken and Susan 
have four children: Ashlyn, 4; 
Scott, 3; Graham, 2; and 
Aleah, 8 months old. 

KEVIN, '94, and TONIA 
(McCLAFLIN), '94x, 
NIEDERER and their family 
have moved to Bessemer City, 
N.C., where Kevin is self- 
employed and Tonia is the 
director at First Wesleyan 
Preschool. They have three 
children: Victoria, 7; Dakota, 
6; and Cheyenne, 1. 

and Tim Shank were married 
July 26, 1997. Their daughter, 
Caroline Elizabeth, was born 
May 29, 2002. The Shank fam- 
ily resides in Lynchburg, Va. 

Janiel Colloms 

The Gilman and Edwards 
alumni families had a chance 
to vacation together this sum- 

Caroline Shank 

RANDY, '96, and Karen 
GILBERT, are teaching in the 
Dominican Republic. They are 
working with New Horizons 
Youth Ministries for at-risk 

youth from the U.S. 

CHET, '96x, and ROBIN 
(SLOAN), '93, CROMER, 

announce the birth of their 
daughter, Violet, on June 1. 
Chet, Robin, Cuyle, and Violet 
live in Anderson, S.C. 

(FLOYD) TERRELL, both '96, 
live in Biloxi, Miss, where 
Michael is stationed at 
Keesler Air Force Base. He 
was graduated from law 
school at Nova Southeastern 
University in Ft. Lauderdale, 
Fla., and was commissioned 
an officer in the Air Force in 
October 2001. Amy stays at 
home with their son, Ethan, 2. 

CHRIS, '97, and Dana 
WOOD announce the birth of 
their daughter, Grace Nicole, 
on Aug. 1. Grace weighed 6 
lbs., 9 oz., and was 19.25 inch- 
es long. The Wood family 
lives in Simpsonville, S.C. 
Chris serves as vice president 
of development for Miracle 
Hills Ministries in Greenville, 

Grace Wood 

JOHNSON, '98x, appeared 
on the cover of the 
August /September issue of 
Fit Pregnancy magazine, 
modeling maternity clothing. 
Tiffany and her husband, 
Sidnev, reside in Miami, Fla. 

and Holly Smith were mar- 
ried Sept. 21 . John and Holly 
reside in Dayton, Tenn., 
where John works for Lear 
Corp. as an operations man- 

GRAVES, '98, had a commen- 
tary on the social skill of 
homeschoolers published in 
Tlw Chattanooga Timet Free 

Press, Aug. 25. Matthew is an 
attorney in Chattanooga, 

Philip and JODY (WATTS), 
'98, BUTTRAM announce the 
birth of Lucas Kane, on Aug. 
15. The Buttram family 
resides in Dayton, Tenn. 

Lucas Buttram 

Martv and DAWN 
announce the birth of Karlee 
Grace, on Jan. 31 . Dawn and 
her family reside in Charlotte, 


BERLEE ALLUM, both '00, 
were married July 19, in Ohio. 
David and Kimberlee reside 
in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

TYLER SURA, '00, and 
STACIE NOURSE, '02, were 
married July 5, in Kingston, 
Tenn. They live in Dayton, 
Tenn. Earlier this year they 
decided to legally reclaim the 
Finnish spelling of their last 
name, which was changed to 
"Seera" when Tyler's great- 
grandfather immigrated to 
the United States. Tyler is a 
son of DAVID, '74, and 
'74x, SEERA and a grandson 
of WALTER SEERA, '68. 

Tyler and Stacie Siira 


U.S. Representative Zach Wamp, standing, listens to a question 
during ,i luncheon with student members of Bryan's political 
society and their faculty and staff guests. Rep. Wamp spoke in 
chapel on his view of recent political events and how his faith in 
Christ influences his personal and political conduct. He dis- 
cussed communication strategies with the political communica- 
tion class, and was questioned at the luncheon on topics ranging 
from how to become involved in the political process to the 
political reality of compromise. Congressman Wamp, re-elected 
in November to his fifth term, represents Tennessee's Third 
Congressional District, which includes Rhea County and Brvan 

and HEIDI SEERA, '04x, were 
married May 25. Three of 
Heidi's grandfathers, includ- 
ing WALTER SEERA, '68, offi- 
ciated the garden ceremony at 
Heidi's home in Dayton, Tenn. 
Shane and Heidi live in 
College Grove, Tenn. Shane is 
a clinical research associate for 
Icon in Nashville, and Heidi 
teaches gymnastics at Let It 
Shine in Franklin. Heidi is the 
daughter of DAVE, '74, and 
'74x, SEERA. 

Shane and Heidi Maxwell 


and Angel Weeks were mar- 
ried on Aug. 31, in Soddy- 
Daisy, Tenn. Moises teaches 
and coaches at Soddy-Daisy 
High School. The couple 

resides in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

CHRIS, '01, and ANGIE 
announce the birth of their 
second child, Hozanna Joy, on 
Aug. 28. Hozanna is the 
granddaughter of JEFF, '76, 
and Darlene BRUEHL; great- 
granddaughter of DOROTHY 
BRUEHL, '96H; and the niece 
TAYLOR, both '98; and stu- 
dent Laura (Bruehl) Mann. 

and current student Aaron St. 
Jacques were married May 25. 
The couple resides in Dayton, 
Tenn. Members of the Bryan 
family who attended the wed- 
ding included JOHN and 

SON, '01; ROBERT and 
KENDALL, '02; MARK, '99, 
and RENAE (BEASLEY), '02, 
WEST, '02; DAVID and 
'02; MICAH and JUDI 
BROWN, '01; and Dr. Whit 
Jones; Sam Jones; Dr. Ron 
Pettite; Prof. Bernie and 
Donna Belisle; BRUCE, '82, 
and JERRI (BECK), '92, 
and Darlene BRUEHL; Dr. 
Ray and MARGIE, '95, 
LEGG; Dr. Phil and Darlene 
Lestmann; students David 
West, Kimberly Berry, April 
Brown, Valerie Pettite, 
Jonathan Blalock, Whitney 
McChristian, Rachel Held, 
and Michael Landrv. 

Christine and Aaron St. 

both '02, were married Sept. 
28, in Huntsville, Ala. The 
couple resides in Dayton, 
Tenn., where Robert is 
employed by the Operations 
Department at Bryan College. 

and CARRIE WILSON, both 
'02, were married July 13. 
Carrie is employed by the i 

Dalton County Public Schools 
in Dalton, Ga. The couple 
resides in Dalton. 

checked in from Switzerland. 
Jonathan is excited how God 
has been using him in min- 
istry. He has had the opportu- 
nity to teach a Bible study to 
high school students and has 
recently had the opportunity 
to teach the youth at Westlake 
Church on Sunday nights. 

'02, and CHARIS BRICE, 
'03x, were married Aug. 17, in 
Beaumont, Texas. The couple 
resides in Mount Lake 
Terrace, Wash., where Clinton 
is a leasing consultant for 
Equity Residential Properties. 

With the Lord 

Garner E. Hoyt, former pro- 
fessor of French and Unguis- ^^ 
tics, died Sept. 27. He is sur- 
vived by his son, Ronald 
Hoyt, and his brothers LOW- 
ELL HOYT, '42, and SOLON 
HOYT, '43. 

'45, died Aug. 2. She is sur- 
vived by her husband, EMIL 
FREY, '57. 

WESTROM, '49, died Sept. 
15. She is survived by her 
husband, GEORGE 
WESTROM, '49x. 

Alumni News 

Robert and Paula Kendall 


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